It is believed since ancient times that drinking water should be stored in a brass vessel. This has been proved scientifically by researchers. The zinc and copper present in the brass boost immunity and protect you against illness. Microbiologists say that water stored in brass containers could help reduce water-borne diseases and brass should be used in developing countries rather than their cheaper alternatives i.e plastic containers.
Water-borne diseases remain a serious issue in many poor regions of the world, with many children dying each year from diarrhoea. Research shows that water containing bacteria (E. Coli) from water-borne disease, stored in brass vessels showed after 48hrs that the levels of the E.coli was negligible.
The other benefits of drinking water stored in brass vessels are as the copper in the vessels. It prevents water-borne diseases like diarrhoea, dysentery and jaundice. The most amazing thing about copper is that it is required for cell formation to aid in the absorption of iron. It is also an essential mineral for the functioning of the body.
How to ensure safety of water---
- Need to boil the water before storing in brass vessel.
- To prevent the water from contamination, keep the vessel closed with a lid.
- Clean your brass vessels regularly to prevent dirt and germ.
Keeping all these things in mind, it's probably a good idea to step forward for yourself. If you need to store water, it's best to use a container made of brass as it provides you with traces of metals which are important for your body.